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Global, Arctic and Antarctic Cruises

Embark on an expedition cruise to some of the most remote coastal regions in the world on a global, Arctic or Antarctic cruise, and experience nature at its most pristine. Get close to the water and gaze into the iridescent blue heart of an iceberg on a Zodiac cruise. Sit quietly on a beach as a waddle of proud king penguins parades right past. Explore the windswept remnants of bygone eras in some of the most inaccessible places on earth. Join the expedition team on the bridge, binoculars in hand, waiting for the unforgettable moment when a polar bear is revealed on the sea ice.

Expedition cruising brings together travellers with a curiosity about the world around them, a keen sense of adventure and a desire to spend time immersed in the natural world. Explore the real world on an Antarctica cruise, Arctic cruise or a voyage to one of our hand-picked biodiversity and historical hotspots, from Costa Rica and Panama to the rugged Irish coast.

Why travel with Aurora Expeditions

Aurora Expeditions pioneered ship-based adventures with Antarctica cruises over 30 years ago and we remain committed to small, low-impact groups keen to not just see, but experience our range of remote destinations.

Flexibility & freedom

30+ years experience

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Our expedition offers

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Svalbard Odyssey

Enjoy the best of Svalbard, a world of endless daylight where polar bear sightings quicken your pulse, guillemot cries echo …

12 Days

From GBP £7,555.50/pp

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Greenland Odyssey

Experience the enormity of Greenland, the world’s largest island, where jagged peaks pierce azure skies, and countless glaciers snake their …

17 Days

From GBP £11,356.00/pp

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Scotland, Faroes, Jan Mayen & Svalbard

Encompassing some of the wildest, most rugged outliers of the North Atlantic Ocean and the High Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard, …

16 Days

From GBP £8,396.00/pp

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Ireland’s West Coast

Perched on the edge of the Atlantic, Ireland’s rugged west coast is a journey through hundreds of islands, enchanting peninsulas …

14 Days

From GBP £7,046.25/pp

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Wild Scotland

Discover the wild isles of Scotland, from the windswept Hebrides, inhabited for over 8,000 years, to the verdant Orkney Islands, …

12 Days

From GBP £6,396.00/pp

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Iceland Circumnavigation

Explore the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’ where snow-capped peaks rise above glaciers and active volcanoes rumble. Walk along a …

11 Days

From GBP £6,316.00/pp

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Responsible travel

Aurora Expeditions is committed to travelling respectfully and providing a trip of a lifetime experience, while aiming to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of our planet and the diverse places we visit around the world.

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